NCAA Division I Men’s Championships: Amazing 6 A Finalists in 100 Fly For Texas Breaks Open Day 2

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Texas had an optimal day one at the NCAA Division I Men’s Championships last night.  This morning, the Longhorn’s amazing six A finalists in the 100-yard fly likely clinched Eddie Reese’s 11th career coaching title.

Texas finished the morning with 11 A final and 4 B final spots for a total of 15.  California, meanwhile, claimed the second most final spots tonight with six A and four B for a total of 10.

Texas, typically not known as a strong day-one team, pushed itself to a 171-119 lead against California following an impressive first day of competition.

Florida (108) and Michigan (105) stand third and fourth following day one, while Alabama (79), Southern California (77) and Stanford (75) all are jockeying for fifth.

                      Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 6                       
 
  1. Texas                             171   2. California                        119
  3. Florida                           108   4. Michigan                          105
  5. Alabama                            79   6. Southern Cali                      77
  7. Stanford                           75   8. Auburn                             67
  9. Georgia                          61.5  10. Arizona                          54.5
 11. NC State                         53.5  12. Missouri                           49
 13. Miami (Fl)                         29  13. Indiana                            29
 15. Purdue                             20  16. UNC                              18.5
 17. Ohio St                            17  18. Georgia Tech                       14
 19. Univ of Utah                     12.5  20. Unlv (M)                           12
 20. Tennessee                          12  22. Wisconsin                          10
 23. Louisville                          9  24. Texas A&M                         4.5
 25. Minnesota                           4  26. South Carolina                      2
 26. Virginia Tech                       2  26. Northwestern                        2
 29. Florida St                          1

 

Total A/B Finalists (The top 16 swimmers all score points for their teams):

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Men’s 200 medley relay

California’s Ryan Murphy, Chuck Katis, Justin Lynch and Tyler Messerschmidt set the American record in the 200-yard medley relay to start the NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.

Murphy (20.82), Katis (22.64), Lynch (20.33) and Messerschmidt (18.61) clocked a sizzling time of 1:22.40 this morning to down the American record.

California held the previous American mark with a 1:22.83 from the 2014 NCAA Championships with Murphy, Katis, Tony Cox and Messerschmidt in that event.

Michigan still holds the NCAA and U.S. Open mark with a 1:22.27 from the 2013 NCAA Championships.

Southern California’s Luca Spinazolla, Morten Klarskov, Dylan Carter and Santo Condorelli claimed second this morning with a 1:23.90, while Alabama’s Connor Oslin, Anton McKee, Brett Walsh and Kristian Gkolomeev qualified third in 1:23.96.

Texas’ Kip Darmody, John Murray, Joseph Schooling and Brett Ringgold earned the fourth seed in 1:24.00.

Stanford drew a disqualification for an early takeoff.

  1 California                    1:24.15    1:22.40Aq      
     1) Murphy, Ryan SO               2) r:+0.30 Katis, Chuck SR      
     3) r:+0.26 Lynch, Justin FR      4) r:+0.16 Messerschmidt,yler JR
             10.40        20.82 (20.82)
           30.77 (9.95)       43.46 (22.64)
           52.63 (9.17)     1:03.79 (20.33)
         1:12.46 (8.67)     1:22.40 (18.61)
  2 Southern Califor              1:24.39    1:23.90 q      
     1) Spinazzola, Luca SR           2) r:+0.25 Klarskov, Morten JR  
     3) r:+0.17 Carter, Dylan SO      4) r:+0.24 Condorelli, Santo SO 
             10.48        20.99 (20.99)
          31.70 (10.71)       44.99 (24.00)
           53.83 (8.84)     1:05.02 (20.03)
         1:13.83 (8.81)     1:23.90 (18.88)
  3 Alabama                       1:24.43    1:23.96 q      
     1) Oslin, Connor SO              2) r:+0.24 McKee, Anton SO      
     3) r:+0.18 Walsh, Brett JR       4) r:+0.15 Gkolomeev, Kritian SO
             10.56        21.24 (21.24)
          31.87 (10.63)       45.12 (23.88)
           54.22 (9.10)     1:05.63 (20.51)
         1:14.28 (8.65)     1:23.96 (18.33)
  4 Texas                         1:23.88    1:24.00 q      
     1) Darmody, Kip SR               2) r:-0.13 Murray, John JR      
     3) r:+0.39 Schooling, Joseph FR  4) r:+0.40 Ringgold, Brett FR   
             10.65        21.37 (21.37)
          32.08 (10.71)       44.96 (23.59)
           53.93 (8.97)     1:04.84 (19.88)
         1:13.84 (9.00)     1:24.00 (19.16)
  5 Louisville                    1:25.06    1:24.01 q      
     1) Tarasevich, Grigory SO        2) r:+0.03 Dahlia, Thomas SR    
     3) r:+0.18 Quallen, Josh SO      4) r:+0.07 Carroll, Trevor SO   
             10.80        21.64 (21.64)
          31.91 (10.27)       44.98 (23.34)
           53.78 (8.80)     1:05.08 (20.10)
         1:13.87 (8.79)     1:24.01 (18.93)
  6 Florida                       1:24.95    1:24.14 q      
     1) Blyzinskyj, Jack SO           2) r:+0.07 Munch, Ricky SR      
     3) r:+0.21 Dressel, Caeleb FR    4) r:+0.24 Main, Corey JR       
             10.71        21.50 (21.50)
          31.94 (10.44)       45.02 (23.52)
           54.01 (8.99)     1:05.12 (20.10)
         1:14.13 (9.01)     1:24.14 (19.02)
  7 Auburn                        1:24.91    1:24.18 q      
     1) Patching, Joe SO              2) r:+0.24 Duderstadt, Mihael SO
     3) r:+0.25 Mendes, Arthur JR     4) r:+0.25 Darmody, Kyle SO     
             10.71        21.61 (21.61)
          31.95 (10.34)       44.92 (23.31)
           53.97 (9.05)     1:05.25 (20.33)
         1:14.13 (8.88)     1:24.18 (18.93)
  8 Tennessee                     1:24.09    1:24.33 q      
     1) Lehane, Sean JR               2) r:+0.10 Stevens, Peter FR    
     3) r:+0.18 Thulin, Jacob SR      4) r:+0.09 Tillman, Troy SR     
             10.81        21.69 (21.69)
          31.70 (10.01)       44.59 (22.90)
           54.05 (9.46)     1:05.56 (20.97)
         1:14.35 (8.79)     1:24.33 (18.77)

A/B Finalists (The top 16 swimmers all score points for their teams):

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Men’s 400 IM

Georgia’s Chase Kalisz is well on his way to a third-straight victory in the 400-yard IM after cruising to the top seed this morning at the NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.

Kalisz held off a challenge by Texas’ Will Licon with a time of 3:38.99.  That’s well off Kalisz’ NCAA and American record of 3:34.50 from last year, but was more than enough to pick up the top seed tonight.

Licon, meanwhile, clocked in with a second-seeded time of 3:39.40.  That’s a school record by a full second for the Longhorn.

Georgia’s Gunnar Bentz gave UGA a 1-3 effort this morning with a 3:40.06.

California had a strong 400 IM with Adam Hinshaw (3:41.58) and Josh Prenot (3:41.73) both making the A final.

  1 Kalisz, Chase    JR Georgia           3:38.39    3:38.99 q      
    r:+0.73  23.62        49.78 (26.16)
        1:17.28 (27.50)     1:44.36 (27.08)
        2:15.04 (30.68)     2:46.11 (31.07)
        3:12.96 (26.85)     3:38.99 (26.03)
  2 Licon, Will      SO Texas             3:41.88    3:39.40 q      
    r:+0.74  23.13        49.86 (26.73)
        1:17.38 (27.52)     1:45.28 (27.90)
        2:15.83 (30.55)     2:47.12 (31.29)
        3:13.86 (26.74)     3:39.40 (25.54)
  3 Bentz, Gunnar    FR Georgia           3:40.57    3:40.06 q      
    r:+0.78  23.63        50.45 (26.82)
        1:19.04 (28.59)     1:46.88 (27.84)
        2:18.21 (31.33)     2:48.95 (30.74)
        3:14.66 (25.71)     3:40.06 (25.40)
  4 Bosch, Dylan     JR Michigan          3:40.61    3:41.23 q      
    r:+0.71  23.44        49.97 (26.53)
        1:18.03 (28.06)     1:45.65 (27.62)
        2:16.69 (31.04)     2:48.89 (32.20)
        3:15.82 (26.93)     3:41.23 (25.41)
  5 Hinshaw, Adam    SR California        3:44.69    3:41.58 q      
    r:+0.69  23.52        49.73 (26.21)
        1:17.95 (28.22)     1:45.39 (27.44)
        2:16.90 (31.51)     2:49.05 (32.15)
        3:15.86 (26.81)     3:41.58 (25.72)
  6 Prenot, Josh     JR California        3:38.83    3:41.73 q      
    r:+0.77  23.49        50.69 (27.20)
        1:19.66 (28.97)     1:47.99 (28.33)
        2:18.32 (30.33)     2:48.88 (30.56)
        3:15.96 (27.08)     3:41.73 (25.77)
  7 Wallace, Dan     SR Florida           3:41.14    3:41.77 q      
    r:+0.72  23.42        50.46 (27.04)
        1:19.29 (28.83)     1:47.80 (28.51)
        2:18.89 (31.09)     2:49.89 (31.00)
        3:16.51 (26.62)     3:41.77 (25.26)
  8 Szaranek, Mark   FR Florida           3:40.22    3:41.82 q      
    r:+0.68  23.46        50.40 (26.94)
        1:18.46 (28.06)     1:46.19 (27.73)
        2:16.96 (30.77)     2:48.51 (31.55)
        3:15.36 (26.85)     3:41.82 (26.46)

A/B Finalists (The top 16 swimmers all score points for their teams):

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Men’s 100 fly

Texas absolutely unloaded on the rest of the teams with one of the most dominant single events of all time with six A finalists in the 100-yard fly at the NCAA Division I Men’s Championships. It is fitting that this type of butterfly outcome occurred in 1935 as Iowa is the birthplace of the modern day butterfly stroke, created by former Iowa coach David Armbruster.

Joseph Schooling (45.04), Jack Conger (45.17), Tripp Cooper (45.33), Will Glass (45.40), John Murray (45.89) and Matt Ellis (45.92) treated NCAAs like the Big 12 Championships, claiming the 1-2-3-4-7-8 seeds to guarantee a huge point swing for the Longhorns.

North Carolina’s Sam Lewis (45.60) and Ohio State’s Matt McHugh (45.82) will join the Longhorns in the finale.

The best single event team efforts since the NCAA moved to eight lanes in 1985 are USC’s 1987 and Michigan’s 1994 and 1995 500-yard frees.

USC had four A finalists with Daniel Jorgensen (4:16.25), Thomas Fahrner (4:16.31), Mike O’Brien (4:17.01) going 1-2-3 with Chris Chalmers taking eighth in 4:21.99. Chris Hansen also took 15th overall in 4:22.50.

Michigan had four A finalists with Tom Dolan (4:08.75), John Piersma (4:16.06), Chris Rumley (4:17.35) and Owen Von Richter (4:18.34) placing 1-3-4-5 in the A final with Dolan being the first man under 4:10.  Thomas Blake, meanwhile, took fourth in the B final with a 4:22.71 for a total of five finalists.

Michigan also claimed four A finalists and a B finalist in 1994 in the 500-yard free.  Tom Dolan (4:12.30), John Piersma (4:17.13), Chris Rumley (4:19.11) and Marcel Wouda (4:25.26) placed 2-3-5-8. Rodney Van Tassell took 16th overall in 4:27.46.

1995 proved to be truly dominant for Michigan as it also claimed four A finalists in the 400-yard IM.  Tom Dolan (3:38.18), Owen Von Richter (3:44.81), Royce Sharp (3:46.27) and Marcel Wouda (3:46.45) went 1-3-4-5.

Additionally, Stanford had four A finalists in the 1992 100-yard back.  Jeff Rouse (46.12), Brian Retterer (46.51), Drew Weatherford (47.80) and Josh Mikesell (48.29) went 1-2-5-7 that year for the Cardinal. Texas had four A finalists in the 2009 200-yard free.  Dave Walters (1:32.59), Ricky Berens (1:32.74), Michael Klueh (1:34.25) and Peter Jameson (1:34.52) went 2-3-7-8 that year. Auburn also picked up four A final spots in the 50-yard free in 1997.  Nick Shackell (43.07), Brock Newman (43.23), Scott Tucker (43.35) and Brett Hawke (43.41) went 2-3-5-6 for the Tigers

  1 Schooling, Jose  FR Texas               44.81      45.04 q      
    r:+0.63  21.35        45.04 (23.69)
  2 Conger, Jack     SO Texas               44.78      45.17 q      
    r:+0.70  21.02        45.17 (24.15)
  3 Cooper, Tripp    SR Texas               45.79      45.33 q      
    r:+0.72  21.12        45.33 (24.21)
  4 Glass, Will      SO Texas               45.96      45.40 q      
    r:+0.71  21.28        45.40 (24.12)
  5 Lewis, Sam       JR UNC                 45.93      45.60 q      
    r:+0.62  21.46        45.60 (24.14)
  6 McHugh, Matt     SO Ohio St             45.75      45.82 q      
    r:+0.69  21.38        45.82 (24.44)
  7 Murray, John     JR Texas               46.73      45.89 q      
    r:+0.67  21.36        45.89 (24.53)
  8 Ellis, Matt      JR Texas               46.23      45.92 q      
    r:+0.70  21.59        45.92 (24.33)

A/B Finalists (The top 16 swimmers all score points for their teams):

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Men’s 200 free

Southern California’s Cristian Quintero put up a 1:32.70 to lead the way this morning in the 200-yard free at the NCAA Division Men’s Championships.

Michigan’s Anders Nielsen qualified second in 1:32.80, while Texas claimed yet another A finalist with Clay Youngquist putting up a third-seeded time of 1:32.85.

  1 Quintero, Crist  SR Southern Califor  1:32.40    1:32.70 q      
    r:+0.69  21.57        44.61 (23.04)
        1:08.46 (23.85)     1:32.70 (24.24)
  2 Nielsen, Anders  JR Michigan          1:33.49    1:32.80 q      
    r:+0.54  21.83        45.13 (23.30)
        1:08.55 (23.42)     1:32.80 (24.25)
  3 Youngquist, Cla  SR Texas             1:34.02    1:32.85 q      
    r:+0.70  21.55        44.75 (23.20)
        1:08.54 (23.79)     1:32.85 (24.31)
  4 Williams, Trent  JR California        1:34.39    1:33.01 q      
    r:+0.65  21.78        45.13 (23.35)
        1:08.87 (23.74)     1:33.01 (24.14)
  5 Fleagle, Josh    JR Ohio St           1:33.16    1:33.09 q      
    r:+0.70  21.53        44.98 (23.45)
        1:09.02 (24.04)     1:33.09 (24.07)
  6 Kremer, Tom      JR Stanford          1:34.32    1:33.18 q      
    r:+0.73  21.55        44.96 (23.41)
        1:08.75 (23.79)     1:33.18 (24.43)
  7 Disalle, Michae  SR Ohio St           1:34.62    1:33.22 q      
    r:+0.72  21.68        45.17 (23.49)
        1:09.02 (23.85)     1:33.22 (24.20)
  8 Pieroni, Blake   FR Indiana           1:33.10    1:33.26 q      
    r:+0.69  21.63        45.64 (24.01)
        1:09.61 (23.97)     1:33.26 (23.65)

A/B Finalists (The top 16 swimmers all score points for their teams):

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Men’s 100 breast

California’s Chuck Katis kept his historic day going with a sizzler in the men’s 100-yard breast at the NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.

Katis powered his way to a 50.89 to move to third all time in the event’s history after clocking the fastest breaststroke split ever earlier in the 200 medley relay.

All Time 100 Breast

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Cordes, the NCAA and American record holder with a 50.04 from last year, cruised into second this morning with a 50.93, the eighth-fastest time ever.

Michigan’s Richard Funk qualified third in 51.41, while Auburn’s Michael Duderstadt and Louisville’s Thomas Dahlia set up a swimoff for eighth with matching 51.83s.

Dahlia won the swimoff against Duderstadt, 51.87 – 52.64.

  1 Katis, Chuck     SR California          52.00      50.89 q      
    r:+0.70  23.85        50.89 (27.04)
  2 Cordes, Kevin    SR Arizona             52.04      50.93 q      
    r:+0.75  23.99        50.93 (26.94)
  3 Funk, Richard    SR Michigan            52.19      51.41 q      
    r:+0.66  23.98        51.41 (27.43)
  4 Tierney, Sam     SR Missouri            51.64      51.54 q      
    r:+0.76  24.15        51.54 (27.39)
  5 Fink, Nicolas    SR Georgia             51.51      51.59 q      
    r:+0.70  24.23        51.59 (27.36)
  6 Schwingenschlog  SO WKU                 52.43      51.66 q      
    r:+0.67  24.14        51.66 (27.52)
  7 Ortiz, Bruno     SR Michigan            51.77      51.77 q      
    r:+0.72  24.52        51.77 (27.25)
  8 Duderstadt, Mic  SO Auburn              51.93      51.83 q      
    r:+0.70  24.38        51.83 (27.45)
  8 Dahlia, Thomas   SR Louisville          52.33      51.83 q      
    r:+0.67  24.62        51.83 (27.21)

A/B Finalists (The top 16 swimmers all score points for their teams):

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Men’s 100 back

Stanford’s David Nolan could be looking at a second NCAA title after an American record in the 200-yard IM last night at the NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.

Nolan clocked a 44.93 this morning to move to 13th all time in the event’s history.  He won the 100 back in 2013, but fell to Ryan Murphy of California last year.

Murphy, meanwhile, qualified second this morning in 45.24 with Alabama’s Connor Oslin snaring the third seed with a 45.28.

  1 Nolan, David     SR Stanford            45.37      44.93 q      
             21.80        44.93 (23.13)
  2 Murphy, Ryan     SO California          44.98      45.24 q      
             22.17        45.24 (23.07)
  3 Oslin, Connor    SO Alabama             45.45      45.28 q      
             21.91        45.28 (23.37)
  4 Taylor, Jake     JR Brigham Young       45.53      45.34 q      
             21.43        45.34 (23.91)
  5 Ryan, Shane      JR Penn St             45.54      45.44 q      
             21.87        45.44 (23.57)
  6 Conger, Jack     SO Texas               45.68      45.50 q      
             22.22        45.50 (23.28)
  7 Spinazzola, Luc  SR Southern Califor    45.40      45.53 q      
             21.76        45.53 (23.77)
  8 Tribuntsov, Ral  FR Southern Califor    44.95      45.61 q      
             22.25        45.61 (23.36)

A/B Finalists (The top 16 swimmers all score points for their teams):

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Men’s 800 free relay

Notre Dame’s Trent Jackson (1:36.96), Benjamin Jany (1:36.74), Reed Fujan (1:35.86) and Tommy Anderson (1:35.98) put up the time to beat this evening with a 6:25.54 with two more timed finals heats to go tonight.

Men’s three-meter diving

Indiana will score some serious points in the men’s three-meter diving event as James Connor and defending champion Michael Hixon went 1-2 in qualifying, 496.80 and 494.90.

Stanford’s Kristian Ipsen placed third with 476.65 points, while Texas’ Will Chandler snared fourth overall with 428.65 points.

A/B Finalists (The top 16 divers all score points for their teams):

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Total A/B Finalists (The top 16 swimmers all score points for their teams):

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SCHEDULED EVENTS

  • Men’s 200 medley relay
  • Men’s 400 IM
  • Men’s 100 fly
  • Men’s 100 breast
  • Men’s 100 back
  • Men’s 800 free relay
  • Men’s three-meter diving

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